Accessibility issues that affect the majority of people with disabilities (and how they affect them)

February 10, 2022

Most people take it for granted that they can do tasks easily that other people have difficulty doing.

researchThe following are some examples of this:

  • Being able to hear the sound of a door knocker while standing near a door, while another person who is deaf would not be able to hear it without being close enough to feel it.
  • Being able to see the parade while standing on the side of a street, while another person who is blind would not be able to see it without being close enough to touch it.
  • Being able to understand what you are reading without having to go back and reread parts if something confuses you, while another person with dyslexia may have to go back and reread parts if something confuses them.
  • Understanding what you are watching when you are in a crowded room, while another person with autism may not be able to understand it because of the ringing sounds in their ears or the bright lights which cause sensory overload.
  • Picking up on subtle non-verbal cues that you are being talked to, while another person who does not have this ability may need the other person to explicitly state what they mean.
  • Being able to hear subtle sounds in your house or car, while another person with tinnitus would not be able to unless the sound is loud enough.

blindSevere implications of accessibility issues on people with disabilities

There are multiple implications of accessibility issues on people with disabilities that include but are not limited to following:

  • People who are deaf losing out on job opportunities because they cannot hear what is going on in the office.
  • People with dyslexia receiving lower grades than they should (which can lead to problems later down the road if this happens for enough years).
  • Those who are blind not being able to see, which can cause them to “trip” over objects around the house.
  • Autistic people being unable to understand what is going on in conversations or classes, leading to them feeling left out.

websiteContemporary accessibility solutions

Because of these accessibility issues affecting people with disabilities, the business world is changing to consider the needs of people with disabilities. Businesses are continuously innovating their offerings around building digital accessibility solutions to foster digital inclusiveness for everyone. Some of the new-age digital accessibility solutions include closed captioning for people with hearing loss, transcripts and timecodes for people who have dyslexia and need to look at the text again to fully comprehend it, braille, magnification, or audio software that is compatible with screen readers so that visually impaired people can access online content (such as videos, emails, and other online materials), and accessibility software that allows people with disabilities to use computers (such as alternative keyboards).

browser 2Accessibility matters, period

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ~15% of the global population is living with disabilities. It means roughly 1 in 7 people globally is disabled. There is an imperative need for organizations to build accessibility around their websites, mobile apps, and documents to target vast majority of global population.

PureAccessible is a global leader in providing digital accessibility solutions. It enables people with visual and cognitive disabilities to gain an unhindered access to any kind of digital information available on websites, documents, web applications, and mobile apps. PureAccessible has already remediated more than 200,000 scanned forms, 1.2 million healthcare documents, and 2.4 million PDF documents to build a digitally inclusive future for everyone.

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